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Culture, Stage "Woyzeck": Socioeconomic Theory, the Musical

"Woyzeck": Socioeconomic Theory, the Musical

Written in 1836-7, Woyzeck occupies a fascinating place in theater history. German playwright Georg Büchner died at the age of 23, before completing it. Though its story is clear — Woyzeck, a troubled soldier, kills his girlfriend, Marie, when he…
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Culture, Stage Unhappy Ending

Unhappy Ending

Of all the ways that a person might choose to kill himself, suicide by drowning has to be one of the strangest. Few people take their lives in this way. The idea of filling one's pockets with stones and walking…
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Music, Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice

Americans make dismal historians. Most of us can't name our own great-grandparents, much less offer a coherent explanation for the War of 1812 or the decline of the Roman Empire. Perversely, this amnesiac regard for the past has become a…
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